50 Year Old Tree Falls in Heavy Rain at Phuket Official’s Residence

Phuket –

A 50 year old tree fell in heavy rain and winds yesterday at the Phuket Provincial Permanent Secretary’s residence which is near the Governor’s mansion. Luckily, nobody was injured

On Monday (August 14th) strong winds and heavy rain hit across Phuket. Some areas including Samkong and Rassada, as well as Mueang Phuket suffered from minor flooding.

The huge pine tree, aged more than 50 years, was knocked down by strong winds. The tree hit the fence of the Phuket Provincial Permanent Secretary’s residence. No injuries were reported.

Authorities cut up the fallen tree before removing it from the area and the fence is being repaired as of press time.

The Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast) issued a warning on Monday (August 14th) for heavy rain, strong winds, and high waves for the Andaman area including Phuket.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.